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At the turn of the 20th century, the rapid development of motion picture technology presented a novel way to bring far-off places and peoples to burgeoning urban populations. The Field Museum Moving Image Collection documents the museum’s involvement in scientific explorations, experiences with other cultures, and public education.



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Preparation, assembly and  installation of  Gorgosaurus  and Lambeosaurus in Stanley Field  Hall. Installation directed  by Orville  L.  Gilpin, Chief  Preparator  of  Fossils. Additional  assistance provided by Stanley Kuczek, Cameron E. Gifford, and  William D.  Turnbull, Assistant  of Curator  of  Fossil Mammals.  Footage  also includes: Stanley  Field, President of  the Museum. Dr.  Clifford  C. Gregg, Museum  Director. Dr. Rainer Zangerl, Curator  of  Fossil ...
Topics: Exhibit Production, Fossil Preparation, Museum Techniques, Geology, Paleontology, Dinosaur,...
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The Buchen East Africa Zoological Expedition (1952), collected material for study research and a habitat group exhibition of African marsh birds. One hundred and eighty-nine bird skins and sixteen nests were collected, together with photographic studies for the background and foreground, papyrus to reproduce the vegetation, and other accessory material to construct the Marsh Birds diorama exhibition. The expedition was financed and led by Walther Buchen, Field Museum Trustee, of Winnetka,...
Topics: Taxidermy, Diorama Construction, Model Making, Birds, Field Museum
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Film of the Field Museum-Williamson Expedition to the Bahamas during the spring and early summer of 1929. The expedition was for the primary purpose of collecting material and specimens for the Museum's projected new Hall of Fishes. Mr. J.E. Williamson of New York, participated in the expedition and supplied equipment for submarine observations. Taxidermist Leon L. Pray accompanied the expedition.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Marine Life, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean, Taxidermy
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Filmed at the Brookfield Zoo in 1934. Footage by C. J. Albrecht. Production by the Chicago Natural History Museum (FMNH). Scenes of animals in zoo exhibitions. Albrecht was a taxidermist at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois from 1926 to 1945. Noted for work on the "African Water Hole" diorama at the Field Museum.
Topics: Zoological Park, 1930's, Chicago, Brookfield Zoo, Animal Exhibitions
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Film of the Field Museum-Williamson Expedition to the Bahamas during the spring and early summer of 1929. The expedition was for the primary purpose of collecting material and specimens for the Museum's projected new Hall of Fishes. Mr. J.E. Williamson of New York, participated in the expedition and supplied equipment for submarine observations. Taxidermist Leon L. Pray accompanied the expedition.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Marine Life, Caribbean, Taxidermy
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This film was assembled under the direction of John Moyer, Motion Picture Division of the Field Museum, from miscellaneous geology footage. It was shown as part of the daily public programming activities of the Raymond Division, a public education department of the Field Museum.
Topics: Expedition, Scientific Collecting, Geology, North America, Colorado, Fossils
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Expedition led by Assistant Curator Karl P. Schmidt, herpetologist. Expedition party members include: Emmett R. Blake,ornithologist; F.J.W. Schmidt, mammologist; Daniel Clark, general assistant; and Leon Mandel, expedition sponsor.
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Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Central America, Guatemala, Local peoples...
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A film record of natives and their dances. Filmed during the Arthur B. Jones Expedition to Malaysia by Dr. Fay Cooper-Cole.
Topics: Expedition, Anthropology, Java, Malaysia, Dances, Musicians.
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Filmed during the Field Museum-Oxford University expedition to Mesopotamia, 1928. Excavation activities and the daily life of local peoples are documented. The camera operator, Mr. Showket, was hired from the Mesopotamia Studio, Baghdad.
Topics: Expedition, Archeology, Middle East
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Installation of a Cliff Swallow study case. Preparation and taxidermy of birds. Making and mounting artificial nests. Installation by John R. Millar, Curator of the N. W. Harris Public School Extension at the Field Museum of Natural History (1938 to 1946). Film edited June, 1947. 16mm, silent, B&W.
Topics: Taxidermy, Model Making, Study Case, Cliff Swallows, Field Museum
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Expedition led by Assistant Curator Karl P. Schmidt, herpetologist. Expedition party members include: Emmett R. Blake,ornithologist; F.J.W. Schmidt, mammalogist; Daniel Clark, general assistant; and Leon Mandel, expedition sponsor.
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Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Central America, Guatemala, Local peoples...
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Filmed during the Field Museum-Oxford University expedition to Mesopotamia, 1928. Excavation activities and the daily life of local peoples are documented. The camera operator, Mr. Showket, was hired from the Mesopotamia Studio, Baghdad.
Topics: Expedition, Scientific Collecting, Archeology, Iran, Kish
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Mr. Leon L. Walters,  taxidermist, making Hippopotamus celluloid acetate reproduction model, 1950. Filmed by John W. Moyer, Division of Motion pictures.
Topics: Taxidermy, Model Making, Mammals, Zoological Specimen, Field Museum
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Samuel B. Grimson
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In 1931  sculptor Malvina  Hoffmann, accompanied  by photographer and  filmmaker Samuel Grimson and  secretary Gretchen Green undertook a Field Museum sponsored expedition to study people, in different  world  locales, who would  form  the  basis  for her sculptural  work commissioned for  the Hall of  Mankind exhibition at  the  Field Museum  of  Natural  History, Chicago.
Topics: Expedition, Field Museum, Travelogue, Sculpture
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Expedition led by Assistant Curator Karl P. Schmidt, herpetologist. Expedition party members include: Emmett R. Blake,ornithologist; F.J.W. Schmidt, mammologist; Daniel Clark, general assistant; and Leon Mandel, expedition sponsor.
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Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Central America, Guatemala, Local peoples and customs
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Film of the Field Museum-Williamson Expedition to the Bahamas during the spring and early summer of 1929. The expedition was for the primary purpose of collecting material and specimens for the Museum's projected new Hall of Fishes. Mr. J.E. Williamson of New York, participated in the expedition and supplied equipment for submarine observations. Taxidermist Leon L. Pray accompanied the expedition.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Marine Life, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean, Taxidermy
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Interview with Norman Tait, Nisga'a Nation. 1986 interview sharing the meaning of the dawn welcome ceremony and challenge greeting with Maori peoples at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Excerpt from tapes 11 and 12 Te Maori, 1986
Topics: Norman Tait, Nisga'a, First Nations, Maori, Te Maori, Field Museum, NIsga'a
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Film of the Field Museum-Williamson Expedition to the Bahamas during the spring and early summer of 1929. The expedition was for the primary purpose of collecting material and specimens for the Museum's projected new Hall of Fishes. Mr. J.E. Williamson of New York, participated in the expedition and supplied equipment for submarine observations. Taxidermist Leon L. Pray accompanied the expedition.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Marine Life, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean, Taxidermy
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Photographed by Dr. Julian Steyermark, Curator of Phanerogamic Herbarium, Department of Botany, Field Museum. Dr. Steyermark led an expedition to the Chimanta-tepui region of the table mountain area of Southeast Venezuela.
Topics: Expedition, Botany, Scientific Collecting, South America, Venezuela
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Interview  with  Norman  Tait, Nisga'a Nation. 1986 interview sharing the  meaning  of the dawn  welcome  ceremony and  challenge greeting  with Maori peoples at the Field Museum in Chicago, Illinois. Excerpt from tapes 11 and 12 Te Maori, 1986
Topics: Norman Tait, Nisga'a, First Nations, Maori, Te Maori, Field Museum
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Te Maori, 1986. Welcome  ceremony  and  challenge  featuring Maori  and  Nisga'a peoples.  TC 1, 036. Part 2 U-matic  original.
Topics: Maori, Nisga'a, Te Maori exhibit, Haka, Tokomora Bay, Field Museum
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Expedition led by Assistant Curator Karl P. Schmidt, herpetologist. Expedition party members include: Emmett R. Blake,ornithologist; F.J.W. Schmidt, mammologist; Daniel Clark, general assistant; and Leon Mandel, expedition sponsor.
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Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Central America, Guatemala, Local peoples...
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Film  of  Cornelius  Crane  Pacific  Expedition, 1928 - 1929
Topics: Expedition, Field Museum, New Guinea, Sepik River
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by John Moyer
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Reel one of three. John Moyer, who worked at the Field Museum from 1929-1970, was the Chief of Motion Picture Division as well as a taxidermist. He created this behind the scenes film of the taxidermy techniques used on Bushman (gorilla specimen). When Bushman died on New Year’s Day 1951, the Lincoln Park Zoo gave his remains to the Field Museum in order to preserve and care for the beloved animal. Several taxidermy processes were used on the gorilla including the Walters Process for the face...
Topics: Animals, Bushman (Gorilla), Chicago (Ill.), Diorama, Exhibit Production, Field Museum of Natural...
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Te Maori, 1986. Welcome  ceremony  and  challenge  featuring Maori  and  Nisga'a peoples.  TC 1, 036. (Part 2) U-matic  original.
Topics: Maori, Nisga'a, Te Maori exhibit, Haka, Tokomora Bay, Field Museum
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Produced  and  edited  by Ralph E. Gray, A.C.L.
Topics: Travelogue, Mexico, Michoacan, Volcano, Paricutin, Daily Life, Ceremony
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Photographed by Hugh C. Cutler in 1948 in Bolivia. Hugh C. Cutler was Curator of Economic Botany at the Field Museum of Natural History.
Topics: Expedition, Botany, South America, Bolivia, Local peoples and customs, Daily Life
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Filmed by Eugene S. Richardson, Jr., Curator of Fossil Invertebrates, Field Museum.
Topics: Expedition, Geology, North America, Scientific Collecting
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
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73 volumes : 25 cm
Topics: Asiatic Society of Bengal -- Periodicals, Asiatic Society of Bengal, Oriental philology --...
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Crane  Pacific  Expedition
Topics: Field Museum Expeditions, Collecting Activities
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Filmed March 1974 by William Burger, Associate Curator (1974), Vascular Plants, Department of Botany, Field Museum. Edited by Douglas Harned and Robert Lieberman.
Topics: Expedition, Botany, Central America, Costa Rica, Scientific Collecting, Cloud Forests, Plants
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Filmed John R. Millar, Curator of the N. W. Harris Public School Extension at the Field Museum of Natural History (1938 to 1946). 16mm, silent, B&W, Accession 42.
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Canada, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Daily Life
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Filmed in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia by John R. Millar, Curator of the N. W. Harris Public School Extension at the Field Museum of Natural History (1938 to 1946). 16mm, silent, B&W, Accession No. 42.
Topics: Canada, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Travelogue, Daily Life
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region, Birds
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The Mandel Caribbean Expedition, sponsored by Leon Mandel of Chicago, was conducted with his assistance and the use of his yacht, the Buccaneer, in the Caribbean region from January 1 to February 9, 1940. The expedition included Field Museum staff members Rudyerd Boulton, Curator of Birds, and, D. Dwight Davis, Assistant Curator of Anatomy and Osteology.
Topics: Expedition, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Caribbean Region, Birds
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by Walther Buchen
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The Buchen East Africa Zoological Expedition (1952), collected material for study research and a habitat group exhibition of African marsh birds. One hundred and eighty-nine bird skins and sixteen nests were collected, together with photographic studies for the background and foreground, papyrus to reproduce the vegetation, and other accessory material to construct the Marsh Birds diorama exhibition. The expedition was financed and led by Walther Buchen, Field Museum Trustee, of Winnetka,...
Topics: Africa, Birds, Exhibit Production, Expedition, Field Museum, Scientific Collecting, Taxidermy,...
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Filmed by John W. Moyer, Division of Motion pictures.
Topics: Taxidermy, Model Making, Mammals, Zoological Specimen, Field Museum
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by C. Suydam Cutting
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Filmed during the Field Museum-Chicago Daily News Abyssinian Expedition, 1926-1927. Photographed by Charles Suydam Cutting, with the assistance of Alfred M. Bailey. The expedition party also included artist Louis Agassiz Fuertes and Field Museum Curator of Zoology Wilfred H. Osgood. Under the direction of W. H. Osgood, the film was edited and presented with slides as part of his lecture titled "Mysterious Abyssinia" at the Field Museum. Originally formatted as three individual 16mm...
Topics: Abyssinia, Africa, Agriculture, Animals, Baboons, Birds, Blue Nile River, Camp, Cities and town,...
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Janice K. Street and William S. Street
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Janice K . and William S . Street , Field Associates for the Department of Zoology at the Field Museum , photographed the 1968 expedition to Iran . The Field Museum and the Game and Fish Department of Iran sponsored this expedition . Daniel R . Womochel (Texas Technological University) , Anthony F . DeBlase (Oklahoma State University) , and Richard Rust (an ectoparasitologist from the University of California at Davis) participated on the expedition . This film is the uncut original work .
Topics: Animals, Expedition, Iran, Mammals, Middle East, Preservation of natural history specimens,...
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Filmed during the Rawson-Field Museum Expedition to West Africa, 1929-1930. Includes footage of native dances, ceremonies, and the production of various objects. The film highlights activities such as the creation of music and religious ceremonies. Wilfred Dyson Hambly, cinematographer.
Topic: Ovimbundu (African people) Ovimbundu (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies. Ovimbundu (African...
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by S.Y. Showket
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Reel three of five. S.Y. Showket from Mesopotamia Studios, Iraq photographed this film on the second Captain Marshall Field North Arabian Desert Expedition in 1928. Personnel on this expedition included Dr. Henry Field (leader), S.Y. Showket (photographer, interpreter, and general assistant), Eric Schroeder, and G. Vania. Dr. Field was the Assistant Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Field Museum from 1926-1935, and Curator of Physical Anthropology from 1935-1941. The second expedition...
Topics: Animals, Anthropology, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeology, Arabian Desert, Camels, Cities and...
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Preparation, assembly and  installation of  Gorgosaurus  and  Lambeosaurus in Stanley Field  Hall. Installation directed  by Orville  L.  Gilpin, Chief  Preparator  of  Fossils. Additional  assistance   provided by Stanley Kuczek, Cameron E. Gifford, and  William  D.  Turnbull, Assistant  of Curator  of  Fossil Mammals.  Footage  also  includes: Stanley  Field, President of  the Museum. Dr.  Clifford  C. Gregg, Museum  Director. Dr. Rainer Zangerl, Curator  of ...
Topics: Exhibit Production, Fossil Preparation, Museum Techniques, Geology, Paleontology, Dinosaur,...
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The Borden - Field Museum Arctic Expedition, 1927, was produced as an educational film by John Borden. The film chronicles the expedition from April 21, 1927 to September 10, 1927. The film depicts the various locations visited with an illustrated map. The locations are San Francisco, Victoria B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, Unalaska, Bogosolof, Pribilof, Nome, King Island, Diomede Isle, Point Hope, Cape Serdze-kamen, Herald Island, and Wrangel Island. The crew of the Northern Light, the ship owned by...
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Local peoples and customs
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The Borden - Field Museum Arctic Expedition, 1927, was produced as an educational film by John Borden. The film chronicles the expedition from April 21, 1927 to September 10, 1927. The film depicts the various locations visited with an illustrated map. The locations are San Francisco, Victoria B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, Unalaska, Bogosolof, Pribilof, Nome, King Island, Diomede Isle, Point Hope, Cape Serdze-kamen, Herald Island, and Wrangel Island. The crew of the Northern Light, the ship owned by...
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Local peoples and customs
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The Borden - Field Museum Arctic Expedition, 1927, was produced as an educational film by John Borden. The film chronicles the expedition from April 21, 1927 to September 10, 1927. The film depicts the various locations visited with an illustrated map. The locations are San Francisco, Victoria B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, Unalaska, Bogosolof, Pribilof, Nome, King Island, Diomede Isle, Point Hope, Cape Serdze-kamen, Herald Island, and Wrangel Island. The crew of the Northern Light, the ship owned by...
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Local peoples and customs
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 9 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Antelopes, Anthropology, Birds, Dance, Elephants, Expedition, Giraffe,...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 6 Part 1 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of...
Topics: Africa, Anthropology, Dance, Expedition, Manners and customs, Music, Musicology, Performing arts,...
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The Borden - Field Museum Arctic Expedition, 1927, was produced as an educational film by John Borden. The film chronicles the expedition from April 21, 1927 to September 10, 1927. The film depicts the various locations visited with an illustrated map. The locations are San Francisco, Victoria B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, Unalaska, Bogosolof, Pribilof, Nome, King Island, Diomede Isle, Point Hope, Cape Serdze-kamen, Herald Island, and Wrangel Island. The crew of the Northern Light, the ship owned by...
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Local peoples and customs
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 2 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Airplanes, Airports, Animals, Anthropology, Aswān (Egypt), Birds, Boats and boating,...
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by Audrey Evelyn James Coats
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Reel three of seven. In 1930, Marshall Field III went on a private game hunting expedition to Africa with his wife Audrey Evelyn James Coats (also known as Audrey Evelyn James Coats Field Pleydell-Bouverie). Marshall Field III obtained several lion specimens from the expedition. This film records the African hunting expedition including the animals encountered on the trip. It was donated to the museum by Audrey Evelyn James Coats. 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 reels-pos., app. 2300 ft
Topics: Africa, Animals, Expedition, Field Museum of Natural History, Lion, Mammals, United Republic of...
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by John Moyer
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Reel three of three. John Moyer, who worked at the Field Museum from 1929-1970, was the Chief of Motion Picture Division as well as a taxidermist. He created this behind the scenes film of the taxidermy techniques used on Bushman (gorilla specimen). When Bushman died on New Year’s Day 1951, the Lincoln Park Zoo gave his remains to the Field Museum in order to preserve and care for the beloved animal. Several taxidermy processes were used on the gorilla including the Walters Process for the...
Topics: Animals, Bushman (Gorilla), Chicago (Ill.), Diorama, Exhibit Production, Field Museum of Natural...
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by S.Y. Showket
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Reel one of five. S.Y. Showket from Mesopotamia Studios, Iraq photographed this film on the second Captain Marshall Field North Arabian Desert Expedition in 1928. Personnel on this expedition included Dr. Henry Field (leader), S.Y. Showket (photographer, interpreter, and general assistant), Eric Schroeder, and G. Vania. Dr. Field was the Assistant Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Field Museum from 1926-1935, and Curator of Physical Anthropology from 1935-1941. The second expedition...
Topics: Animals, Anthropology, Arabian Desert, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeology, Architecture and...
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by S.Y. Showket
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Reel two of five. S.Y. Showket from Mesopotamia Studios, Iraq photographed this film on the second Captain Marshall Field North Arabian Desert Expedition in 1928. Personnel on this expedition included Dr. Henry Field (leader), S.Y. Showket (photographer, interpreter, and general assistant), Eric Schroeder, and G. Vania. Dr. Field was the Assistant Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Field Museum from 1926-1935, and Curator of Physical Anthropology from 1935-1941. The second expedition...
Topics: Anthropology, Arabian Desert, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeology, Architecture and...
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by S.Y. Showket
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Reel four of five. S.Y. Showket from Mesopotamia Studios, Iraq photographed this film on the second Captain Marshall Field North Arabian Desert Expedition in 1928. Personnel on this expedition included Dr. Henry Field (leader), S.Y. Showket (photographer, interpreter, and general assistant), Eric Schroeder, and G. Vania. Dr. Field was the Assistant Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Field Museum from 1926-1935, and Curator of Physical Anthropology from 1935-1941. The second expedition...
Topics: Animals, Anthropology, Arabian Desert, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeology, Camels, Cities and...
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by Audrey Evelyn James Coats
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Reel one of seven. In 1930, Marshall Field III went on a private game hunting expedition to Africa with his wife Audrey Evelyn James Coats (also known as Audrey Evelyn James Coats Field Pleydell-Bouverie). Marshall Field III obtained several lion specimens from the expedition. This film records the African hunting expedition including the animals encountered on the trip. It was donated to the museum by Audrey Evelyn James Coats. 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 reels-pos., app. 2300 ft
Topics: Africa, Animals, Birds, Cheetah, Expedition, Field Museum of Natural History, Giraffe, Impala,...
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by John Moyer
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Reel two of three. John Moyer, who worked at the Field Museum from 1929-1970, was the Chief of Motion Picture Division as well as a taxidermist. He created this behind the scenes film of the taxidermy techniques used on Bushman (gorilla specimen). When Bushman died on New Year’s Day 1951, the Lincoln Park Zoo gave his remains to the Field Museum in order to preserve and care for the beloved animal. Several taxidermy processes were used on the gorilla including the Walters Process for the face...
Topics: Animals, Bushman (Gorilla), Chicago (Ill.), Diorama, Exhibit Production, Field Museum of Natural...
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by Audrey Evelyn James Coats
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Reel five of seven. In 1930, Marshall Field III went on a private game hunting expedition to Africa with his wife Audrey Evelyn James Coats (also known as Audrey Evelyn James Coats Field Pleydell-Bouverie). Marshall Field III obtained several lion specimens from the expedition. This film records the African hunting expedition including the animals encountered on the trip. It was donated to the museum by Audrey Evelyn James Coats. 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 reels-pos., app. 2300 ft
Topics: Africa, African buffalo, Animals, Antelopes, Birds, Elands, Expedition, Field Museum of Natural...
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Filmed during the Rawson-Field Museum Expedition to West Africa, 1929-1930. Includes footage of native dances, ceremonies, and the production of various objects. The film highlights activities such as the creation of music and religious ceremonies. Wilfred Dyson Hambly, cinematographer.
Topic: Ovimbundu (African people) Ovimbundu (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies. Ovimbundu (African...
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The Borden - Field Museum Arctic Expedition, 1927, was produced as an educational film by John Borden. The film chronicles the expedition from April 21, 1927 to September 10, 1927. The film depicts the various locations visited with an illustrated map. The locations are San Francisco, Victoria B.C., Ketchikan, Juneau, Unalaska, Bogosolof, Pribilof, Nome, King Island, Diomede Isle, Point Hope, Cape Serdze-kamen, Herald Island, and Wrangel Island. The crew of the Northern Light, the ship owned by...
Topics: Expedition, Travelogue, Zoology, Scientific Collecting, Local peoples and customs
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 11 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Antelopes, Anthropology, Automobile, Birds, Boats and boating, Cattle, Culture,...
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Filmed during the Rawson-Field Museum Expedition to West Africa, 1929-1930. Includes footage of native dances, ceremonies, and the production of various objects. The film highlights activities such as the creation of music and religious ceremonies.
Topic: Ovimbundu (African people) Ovimbundu (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies. Ovimbundu (African...
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 10 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Anthropology, Architecture, Art in hospitals, Boats and boating, Caserta (Italy), Culture,...
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Filmed during the Rawson-Field Museum Expedition to West Africa, 1929-1930. Includes footage of native dances, ceremonies, and the production of various objects. The film highlights activities such as the creation of music and religious ceremonies. Wilfred Dyson Hambly, cinematographer.
Topic: Ovimbundu (African people) Ovimbundu (African people) -- Rites and ceremonies. Ovimbundu (African...
The Field Museum of Natural History Library
by S.Y. Showket
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Reel five of five. S.Y. Showket from Mesopotamia Studios, Iraq photographed this film on the second Captain Marshall Field North Arabian Desert Expedition in 1928. Personnel on this expedition included Dr. Henry Field (leader), S.Y. Showket (photographer, interpreter, and general assistant), Eric Schroeder, and G. Vania. Dr. Field was the Assistant Curator of Physical Anthropology at the Field Museum from 1926-1935, and Curator of Physical Anthropology from 1935-1941. The second expedition...
Topics: Animals, Anthropology, Arabian Desert, Archaeological expeditions, Archaeology, Babylon (Extinct...
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by Capt. Harold White
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This motion picture was filmed on the Serengeti  Plains  of  Tanganyika between two expeditions conducted by Captain Harold A. White and Major John Coats.  The expeditions were the Abyssinian expedition of 1929 and the Harold White-John Coats African expedition of 1930-1931. The Abyssinian expedition of 1929 traveled to Abyssinian (Ethiopia) and the Harold White-John Coats African Expedition of 1930-1931 traveled to central Africa. Both expeditions were to secure rare African mammals. The...
Topics: Africa, Scientific Collecting, Expedition, Field Museum, Zoology
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Film  courtesy  of  Louis O Williams, Chief  Curator, Department  of  Botany. Dr Williams joined the Field Museum in 1960 and supervised the completion of the Flora of Guatemala (thirteen parts, 6,528 pages). Williams also collected widely in Central America and developed an active research program that supported the work of other collectors, such as Antonio Molina of Honduras. Williams served as departmental chair from 1964–1973. 16mm, color, 1 reel-pos., 1000 feet
Topics: Botany, Guatemala, Peru, Plants, Central America, Expedition, Field Museum, Scientific Collecting
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Reel four of seven. In 1930, Marshall Field III went on a private game hunting expedition to Africa with his wife Audrey Evelyn James Coats (also known as Audrey Evelyn James Coats Field Pleydell-Bouverie). Marshall Field III obtained several lion specimens from the expedition. This film records the African hunting expedition including the animals encountered on the trip. It was donated to the museum by Audrey Evelyn James Coats. 16mm, b/w, silent, 7 reels-pos., app. 2300 ft
Topics: Africa, Animals, Apes, Birds, Expedition, Field Museum of Natural History, Lion, Mammals, United...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 3 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Automobiles, Birds, Expedition, Landscape, Lizards, Mammals, Reptiles, Travelogues...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 6 Part 2 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Birds, Cattle, Mammals, Travelogues (Motion pictures), Zoology
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by Sir Charles Buchanan
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The film "Todas" was received as part of a larger donation of films, accession record MP23 of the Motion Picture Division, by Malvina Hoffman in 1933. Samuel B. Grimson (Hoffman’s husband) most likely acquired the film on their travels for the Hall of Man project commissioned by the Field Museum. Sir Charles Buchanan photographed the films in India while serving in the military as an Aide-de-Camp to the Governor Madras between 1928 and 1932. The films contained a record of the Todas...
Topics: Agriculture, Animals, Asia, Billithadahalla Stream (India), Buffaloes, Daily life, Hinduism,...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 5 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Anthropology, Birds, Botany, Cattle, Central America, Culture, Expedition,...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 4 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Anthropology, Automobiles, Birds, Boats and boating, Camels, Canoes and canoeing,...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr
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Reel 7 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, African penguin, Animals, Birds, Expedition, Mammals, Penguins, Travelogues (Motion...
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by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton, Laura Boulton, John F. Jennings, Edward Schafer Jr.
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Reel 1 of 11. The reel of film is part of donation made by Wolfrid Rudyerd Boulton in April 1948 to the Field Museum. The eleven reels of film are an amalgamation of films from The Western Panama Expedition (February - March 1924), The Straus Central African Expedition (1929), The Straus West African Expedition (January - September 1934) along with other travels made by the Rudyerd Boulton. Ludlow Griscom, Assistant Curator of Birds at American Museum Natural History was the leader of The...
Topics: Africa, Animals, Antelope, Ants, Birds, Chameleons, Expedition, Insects, Landscape, Mammals,...